What will I learn?

Gain an in-depth understanding of the impact of business on society and the relations between business, social structures and government - crucial factors in understanding the social environment of business.

Choose from a dynamic array of courses that explore the political, social and cultural context of business, both in Canada and around the world. Offering fields such as:

  • economics
  • political science
  • law and governance
  • communications
  • business ethics

If you would like to further specialize while completing your degree, you can also pursue one of our certificate programs such as Business Fundamentals or Non-Profit Management while working on your degree. These certificate programs offer additional background in such areas as management, finance, marketing and organizational behaviour.

Thanks to the flexibility of our program, you will be prepared to work in public service, corporate business, community and international development, teaching, marketing, human resources, public relations, finance and labour relations.

  • Gain the knowledge to help you account for, evaluate and transform the various ways that business influences society and society influences business.
  • Try your hand at networking. Join the Business and Society Club for social activities and advice on career development.

Possible Career Paths

  • Non-profit business manager, Public servant, Business professional, Non-governmental organization worker, Labour relations specialist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$32,416.00 (US$ 26,197) per year
Application deadline

Expected October 2021

Start date

10 January 2022


Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

4700 Keele Street,

S900 Ross Building,


Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a US Grade 12 diploma plus SAT and/or ACT examination scores. Other English Language Requirements accepted: York English Language Test with a Overall band: 1-5; TOEFL: Computer-based: 220,Paper-based: 560; Test de français international(TFI) with a Overall score: 785.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 115

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
  • Sheridan College (Ontario)